December 21, 2017 at 9:02 pm #1202446469
Has anybody seen this yet? Has a wide release today.
IMO Chau deserves all the praise she is getting and may be my personal winner in the Supporting Actress category. The rest of the film however is pretty meh. I liked the first half but after they go to **MINOR SPOILER** Norway, I felt the film became really messy and didn’t have a clear point.
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Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.December 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm #1202446471
I’m excited to see this. Chau looks amazing from the clips I’ve seen.December 22, 2017 at 8:35 am #1202446827
(Hopefully) seeing this this weekend. I’m so excited, even though the reviews are so-so. I’m a huge Alexander Payne fan and I’ve been watching a lot of interviews with Hong Chau lately. I cant wait.December 22, 2017 at 8:59 am #1202446837
As previously mentioned, Hong Chau is great, but the rest of the movie is garbage. This was one of my most anticipated films of the year because the premise is so original, but it really falls flat in the second half.December 22, 2017 at 9:46 am #1202446867
complete trash film.December 22, 2017 at 10:20 am #1202446889
hAS pAYNE Finally delivered a stinker?December 24, 2017 at 9:51 am #1202447895
I had a hunch this will be the winner for original screenplay for this year. Alexander Payne’s track record plus the premise made this a frontrunner in my eyes. I was never so wrong, it seems, although I’m happy that Hong Chau is in the running.
December 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm #1202450118
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I enjoyed the movie. The movie was not near as good when Hong Chau wasn’t on screen. Her character and performance elevated the film so much. She is an amazing actress. I could tell that a lot of the film was edited down and Payne didn’t get to say everything he wanted too. I think the reviews are a bit harsh and while not perfect, it is solid. Damon was fine but he’s been better. Wigg was hardly in the movie. Waltz was surprisingly hilarious. The movie lacks a structure in parts, which is why I suspect that it’s reviews aren’t great. However, I wanted to see Hong Chau’s character just live her daily life for the whole movie. Those were the best part for me. I didn’t really care about Paul. Chau stole the show. She’d be a worthy winner. Right now she’ll be battling Haddish and Vinaite as my personal winner.
Also, Payne has been watching a lot of great TV. The film had some fantastic TV actors in small roles and I wish they had more to do.December 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm #1202450147
Hong Chau was great in this, but am I the only one who was truly impressed by Christoph Waltz in this film? I thought he was a truly fantastic scene-stealer!February 20, 2018 at 1:07 pm #1202497626
Finally saw it. With all the themes it was tackling and starting to make less and less sense in a lot of aspects as it was denying some explanations at the same time as the plot was adding every new different direction, it was not bad as many have said. Matt Damon was such a terrible choice for this. With all the great comedic bits at the beggining, the new challenges in the plot twists his character was getting in the middle and the dramatic scenes at the end, there we had a very rich and complex role yet he not only did not do the minimun but below that and his performance felt less than amateur. Hong Chau, on the complete opposite, with a ridiculous accent (her character speaks a very solid Spanish, and you’re going to tell me she isn’t capable of speaking decent English?), the impulsiveness of an Asian stereotype and at times an unfair comic relief at her character’s expense (mostly involving her disability), she excels and makes, even with all those obstacles, a human being of Ngoc Lan Tran. Overall I’d say it’s a B.February 20, 2018 at 2:02 pm #1202497664
As great as Chau was, I wished the film had tackled the relationship between Damon and Wiig’s characters after she decides not to downsize instead of having her disappear from the movie. I think that would have been a more interesting path to go down than Chau’s character, as great as she was.February 20, 2018 at 2:52 pm #1202497677
You’ve got a point there, although it’s not only Wiig’s character that is completely forgotten. Every character at that moment gets sidelined to the point they’re not even acknowledged (did I miss something or what happened to Damon’s character’s mom?). Also, if they’d go to that route it’d lean to a full on drama with a background sci-fi storyline, instead of this sci-fi centered dramedy that we had (and we’ve had a lot of the formers already, like “Her”, with Wigg included) and I’m not sure if Wigg would’ve topped her last scene, that happened to be the funniest moment of the movie IMO (her calling him on the phone completely bald and with one eyebrow shaved and obviously about to break character).February 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm #1202497702
Im so glad this tanked.
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